today i saw a mourning dove!
remember how yesterday i saw a eurasian collared dove and got mad? today i saw the native dove they so closely remember, and i felt joy in my heart once again from looking at a bird.
the mourning dove is a sort of mousy grey with a paler, pinkish underbelly, black spots on the wings, and a thin black bill. their tails are pointed when closed.
these guys live all over the US, ranging up into canada and down into mexico, with a few wintering in central america! ->
@Tau_Leonis white-winged doves apparently show up in this part of florida occasionally but i'm not sure i've ever seen one! (it's possible i've seen one from a distance and not realized, but ...)
i'm gonna end up doing a pigeon post soon enough, possibly tomorrow if i see one just to keep this dove train going haha.
inca dove sounds neat! none of them here, alas..!
Inca Doves are really neat, they aren't super common around here but I do see them.
They have what looks like a scale pattern on their back and you can see a flash of rusty orange when they flap their wings.